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#1 LeBoW120

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:26 PM

Hi there,

I recently had a problem with my Internet connection, which I thought I manged to get sorted, with the help of someone from this site, but now I fear the problem may be back.
The problem is that whenever I use Bit-torrent or any other P2P program like Kazaa or Imesh, my connection suddenly cuts off but my computer still registers that i'm on-line. After a few minutes it reboots itself.
I have a broadband connection of 2 meg supplied by AOL.
Also when I check the zones section in my zone Alarm, it reads as though there are 2 connections, one AOL and the other simply titled The Internet. They both have different I.P addresses.

Someone please help.

Thank you.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:55 PM

How is your broadband modem connected to the computer?

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:35 PM

The two different IP numbers is normal for AOL users. AOL is not a direct internet connection - at least it wasn't when I last used it. AOL is a separate network with it's own gateway to the internet. hence two IP numbers. As for getting kicked off P2P networks -- that could be AOL preventing it's members from using software which may land it in court -- it's a very grey area at the moment and AOL may be playing it safe.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:56 PM

Or - other users may be "overdrawing" your bandwidth allowance by attempting downloads from you and therefore getting you dumped by AOL.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:04 PM

I have a BT Voyager 100 ADSL modem which is connected through my phone line. This problem only started again a few days ago. How do i stop others overdrawing my bandwidth?

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:33 PM

Adjust your Kazaa and other P2P settings to disallow connections, but upon rethinking it, it is most likely AOL disconnecting you intentionally.

Look at their rules regarding P2Ps.

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 September 2005 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:40 AM

Could the problem be related to my BT voyager 100 modem?
I've been checking other forums and apparently there is a problem with PPP connections using usb modems, especially BT voyager.
My downloads have been good up until the last few days, so it may not necessarily be AOL.
I haven't found a mention of p2p softwares in AOL's rules.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:03 AM

Is that a paid version of Kazaa, if not it has spyware. That can interfere with your connection.

In your P2P programs find the options and limit or remove your outgoing connections. You can change the amount of bandwidth that uploads that way.

Go to DslReports.com, pick a speed test near you and do it three times and take the average. Unplug the modem for 30 seconds to clear the cache and try them again. You need to recycle your modem occasionly for best performance.

You could have a defective modem.

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